When in Rome August 2, 2010
Written by keeves
This is a fantastic event preserved perfectly for posterity. King Crimson are clearly having a wonderful time throughout and play some of my favourite material, fantastic versions of Sheltering Sky, FXF and Red and a classic re-telling of 21CSM, which is certainly the best live version I have heard - I was laughing through tears at the sheer blast of nostalgia - quite, quite overwhelming. Adrian sang and performed this just perfectly, he is a joy to listen to at any time but here, I feel he has outperformed even the great Greg Lake. Love it to bits! Rome hasnít had a shake up like this since the Battle of Allia!
Powerful !! July 27, 2010
Written by mimpeuk
I saw KC three times in Rome and this was, by far, the best concert Iíve seen.
It was energic, terrific, the wall of sound they created was amazing and You should hear from the tape...
Gorgeous moments, I miss those KCís days !!!
!nd!sc!pl!ne July 22, 2010
Written by vargan
Iím floored... AGAIN. Held down by a force great enough to overwhelm & saturate my emotions so substantially itís not only going to take time to escape this íleglessí feeling but the recovery process may require the advice & close monitoring of a doctor.
Along with the usual suspects, Indiscipline is striKINGly obese. With a clear & well balanced mix, there are simply no dull moments in this entire performance. This Crimson presents such variety and the appearance of a new í96 show is a warm addition to the ever growing FLAC storage locker ...
Listening right now to this VROOOM VROOOM for the 15th [plus] time I still shake my head in appreciation while wiping away tears of joy!
Powerful July 20, 2010
Written by wjneil
I thought I had met my quota of Double Trio shows, but the previews hinted at a raw power behind this show. I was pleased by harder edge of this show compared to many of the í95 Double Trio outings I have downloaded. Red, LTIAII, VROOOM, VROOOM VROOOM, and Schizoid all benefit from the increased aggression. The presence of "The Sheltering Sky" is an added bonus, as it is one of my favorite 80s era Crim offerings and lacking in my live collection.
I went back and listened to a few pieces from í95 and í96 and it confirmed my feeling that the í96 shows sounded much heavier, aggressive, and harder edged than the í95 shows. I donít know why, but the difference is noticeable and may be the result of the band settling in to touring and becoming familiar with each other.
I was There! July 20, 2010
Written by tarkus1960
Now!!!!Iíve waited for this until now and....and to hear Mr. Belew say "and now something real SPECIAL....."and then WHAM 21st ... itís well worth the wait!
Fond memories July 19, 2010
Written by The_Papetti_Incident
I certainly could not miss this release, since I was in the first row at the "Centralino" that evening [see my ticket on the pics section :-)]. This was also my very first KC concert.
Having not yet seen any videos of the Double Trio at the time, you can imagine how I was blown away by the set. Among my countless fond memories: an impeccable California Guitar Trio opening; the stunning (and then completely unexpected) Conundrum at the very beginning; RF resuming mustaches & beard; seeing Ade drilling his Fender on THRAK for the very first time; Schizoid as final encore (also unpredictable)... After the show I bought my copy of THRaKaTTaK; was it Sid keeping the merchandise desk? Iím not sure!
Glad you liked it. I think Mister Stormy put this concert up after your suggestion. Not me on the merch - it must have been some other fat, bald bloke!
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